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BBC Symphony Orchestra

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven we welcome the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of their Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo, and renowned Beethoven specialist Paul Lewis.

This all-Beethoven programme opens with the Overture to his only complete ballet score, The Creatures of Prometheus. Paul Lewis will then perform Piano Concerto No. 4, the premiere of which was performed by the composer himself.

After the interval we’ll hear Symphony No.7. At its premiere, Beethoven was noted as remarking that it was one of his best works. Since then it has gone on to win many fans, including Wagner who described it as The Apotheosis of the Dance. The unbounded finale was apparently summed up by Tchaikovsky as a whole series of images, full of unrestrained joy, full of bliss and pleasure of life.

Sponsored by Greenham Trust
Sakari Oramo
Sakari Oramo
Paul Lewis

Conductor / Performers

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo  conductor
Paul Lewis  piano


Beethoven  Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus
Beethoven  Piano Concerto No.4 (Paul Lewis)
Beethoven  Symphony No.7 in A major, op. 92


Free for Under-25s (limited availability, booking available over the phone or in-person only)

Booking Dates

Platinum Friends Priority booking  from 10am Tuesday 11 February
Gold Friends booking from 10am Wednesday 12 February
Friends booking  from 10am Thursday 13 February
Public booking  from 10am Thursday 27 February

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Date: May 9
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Address: St Nicolas Church, West Mills
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5HG United Kingdom

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